Kitchen Corner

June 15, 2015

Potato Bread (BM)

So far, this is the best recipe I have discovered that fully produced by my panasonic bread maker in 4 hours 20 minutes with the program 3 (soft bread function) and medium crust mode.
The bread stayed fluffy bouncy soft till the 3rd day. Just to remember do not slice the bread until serve. Wrap the bread in a plastic bag and store in an airtight container.


165g bread flour
60g plain flour
23g caster sugar
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt
105g cold water or (fresh milk or full cream milk)

3g yeast (1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon)
55g mashed potato
1 egg yolk
23g butter

Add all the ingredients into the bread pan except yeast. Place the bread pan into the bread maker and switch on the power. Set the timer to 0:00 , program 3, and medium crust then press the START button.

Close the cover and open the yeast dispenser lid. Add the yeast at the yeast dispenser hole then close the lid. Once the yeast added, do not open the main cover as the yeast might be leaking from the dispenser.

Here are the timing of program 3 (soft bread function) which I have monitored and identified each time of the process. 

The display timer at bread maker will show the total process is 4:20 minutes. Press the timer button to monitor the process. In the last 60 minutes, the display screen will show the count down time and no longer at 4:20 minutes.
Once understand each of the process timing, it is much easier to make others bread or buns that can be shaped, add ingredients or bake in the oven etc.

0:00 - 0:02 mixing  
0:02 - 0:20 rest
0:20 - 0:35 kneading 
0:35 - 1:35 rest         
1:35 - 1:55 kneading + yeast dispense (1:40) 
                 (bang sound 4 times when yeast dispense)
                 (the main cover can only be opened after yeast dispense, 
                  recommended the cover to be closed at all time)
1:55 - 2:55 rise (proofing)
2:55           air release 
                 (optional: take out the kneading blade and shape the dough nicely
                  or add extra ingredients then put it back to the bread pan for the
                  last proofing. Or, bake in the oven.)
2:55 - 3:45 rise (proofing)
3:45 - 4:20 bake (35 minutes)
                 (Do not open the main cover during baking period)

When heard the beep sounds mean the bread is done! Switch off the bread maker and take out the bread pan. Turn out the bread immediately and let the bread cool on a wire rack. Wait until  it completely cool down then slice. Store at airtight container. 

Till here, stay tune for my next bread maker attempt of milky wholemeal bread.


Happy Flour said...

Hi Grace, this bread look so soft. I also own a bread maker too, now I don't use it as I was disappointed in the texture of the bread turn out. I find that it didn't do a good job in kneading the dough and not all bread recipe can be use for bread maker. So I just dump it in my storeroom. :( Cake Mixer can do a better and fine job in kneading bread dough.

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Happy Flour,
It's been long time didn't catch up with you. After many years of making bread, I ended up surrender to get a bread maker due to my insufficient time of produce bread manually everyday.
You are right, not all recipe can be use for bread maker that need times to study and experiment after I've got this good result. Furthermore, different bread maker has different function that only suit certain recipe. Well, if you have a mixer, and you have sufficient time to do manually, why not, I actually much prefer do manually if I able to.
By the way, may I know what is the brand of your bread maker?

Happy Flour said...

Mine is kenwood. Now I seldom make bread too just like what you said it too time consuming.

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Happy Flour,
yes making bread manually indeed time consuming that's why bread maker come in. They might not knead as good as a mixer, what i try to do is restart the machine give it extra kneading then let it continue the job. That extra kneading helps so far with my panasonic bread maker. You can try out with kenwood basic or sweet dough function with this recipe see whether it helps.